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15+ Pumpkin Painting Ideas For Fun And Decoration

Pumpkin painting is a fun way to decorate for fall holidays. If you don’t love the traditional jack o’ lantern look there are plenty of other looks you can go for, including glam looking gold, or pretty patterns.

Pumpkin painting is a fun way to decorate for fall holidays.  Go with a traditional jack o' lantern, a pretty patterns or some glam!

Ideas for Pumpkin Painting Like Jack o’ Lanterns

Painted pumpkins can be a less messy and intense way of decorating for Halloween. You can make fun lighthearted faces like the ones below. Even if all you have is basic black paint you can still make a cute face or simple spider.

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Cute Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Painted pumpkins can be cutesy but not overly traditional too. These cute faces are an interesting variation, and the mini donuts are adorable!

And of course you can go more complicated but still Halloween themed as well. The spooky house design below would be easy to replicate as it’s mostly basic geometric shapes.

These are just basic lines. If you have a steady hand, you can paint this design.

Pumpkins don’t have to just be painted, simple decoupage can make fun seasonal decorations too.

Painting Pumpkins to Look Glam

If you want a more fancy look, check out this simple photo tutorial. Use tape and spray paint for many basic graphic designs and lettering. I love the metallic paint!

Pumpkin painting is a fun way to decorate for fall holidays.  Go with a traditional jack o' lantern, a pretty patterns or some glam!
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If you can free-hand some lettering, these black painted pumpkins with gold writing would be a pretty easy look to replicate or use as an inspirational jumping point.

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Love the gold touches on this one as well!

Use A Stencil On Painted Pumpkins

These classy pumpkins below look like they may have been stenciled, but if you want something that’s a bit more complicated that’s a solid option. It’s also fun that these are not painted in traditional fall colors. You can go with whatever color scheme works for you and your house.

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The pumpkin below is a home decor item for sale, but there’s no reason an actual pumpkin couldn’t be stenciled with that pretty floral pattern.

Or even do a free-hand pretty floral pattern!

These are also printed designs on home decor pumpkins, but it really would not be difficult to replicate these patterns yourself for a more DIY option.

That black and white polka dot is pretty cute.

Make Yourself Fancy Pumpkins!

These last two pins are not easy or simple, but aren’t they just gorgeous?

Pumpkin painting ideas can be simple or complex, and you don’t have to stick with a super traditional theme. Have fun coming up with some slightly unusual variations for some fun and fancy decorations this year.

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